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TIGERS FALL 4-2 TO OIL KINGS

Curtis Valk led the Tigers with a goal and an assist.

Saturday 10.20.12 / 11:10 PM

GAME SUMMARY

 

Newly acquired goaltender Cam Lanigan and the Tigers visited Edmonton on Saturday night to take on the reigning WHL Champions. The Tigers looked good early on with a 2-0 lead but the Oil Kings would string together four consecutive goals to take a 4-2 win. The loss was the Tigers third straight and dropped their record to 4-8-1-0.

 

Trevor Cox opened the scoring exactly a minute into a game. It was his sixth of the season and was assisted by his linemates Curtis Valk and Elgin Pearce. Valk gave the Tigers a two goal lead later in the period while they were on the power play. This time it was Miles Koules and Hunter Shinkaruk adding to their assist totals.

 

The Oil Kings would turn the tables in the second period. They scored two goals to tie the game up while outshooting the Tigers 13-5 in the frame. Curtis Lazar and Mitchell Moroz were the goal scorers for Edmonton. Lazar's goal came with the extra man and was his seventh of the season. Moroz scored the tying goal with 4:18 left to send it into the deciding period all knotted up.

 

Edgars Kulda broke the tie six minutes into the third with his first career WHL goal. The Oil Kings held the 3-2 lead late into the period. As the clock wound down the Tigers decided to pull their goaltender for the extra skater. Curtis Lazar took advantage of the empty net scoring his second of the game to secure the 4-2 win for the Oil Kings.


Goaltender Cam Lanigan played well in his Tigers debut. He allowed only three goals against on 34 shots and gave the Tigers a chance to win until the very end.


The Tigers' special teams units went 1 for 5 on the power play while killing off 3 of 4 penalties.

 

Earls Three Stars of the Night:

1) Keegan Lowe Edmonton Oil Kings

2) Curtis Lazar Edmonton Oil Kings

3) Curtis ValkMedicine Hat Tigers


The Tigers' next game is Wednesday night against the Kelowna Rockets at the Arena. Game time is 7:00 PM (MST) and can be heard live on CHAT 94.5 FM at tigershockey.com or watched via webcast at livestream.whl.ca.

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Stats
Player Stats
Skaters: GP G A PTS +/-
T. Cox 16 8 15 23 10
C. Sanford 16 8 13 21 8
C. Valk 16 12 8 20 6
D. Bredo 16 1 8 9 3
M. Koules 16 4 4 8 -4
T. Vannelli 16 2 6 8 -7
T. Stanton 16 0 7 7 -1
C. Butcher 16 5 1 6 -1
S. Owre 13 3 2 5 0
M. Eisenschmid 16 0 4 4 1
Goalies: W L OTL SOL Sv% GAA
M. Langhamer 9 6 0 0 0.939 2.14
N. Schneider 0 0 0 0 0.625 28.27